6th June 2010
On a sultry Sunday afternoon the temperature is rising at the White
Hart… CLIVE is our compere… with his selection of naughty jokes and
stories to get us into the spirit.
ROCKIN' BOB CASH kicks off the afternoon with his own summery
arrangements of "Blue Spanish Eyes" and "Pretty Baby".
Trouble and strife: it has to be BERNARD and MAUREEN on
particularly top form -some jaunty tunes on guitar and concertina.
FOXON take the floor with a selection of interesting instruments
including a Balalaika… "Volga Volga".. translated into English.. sort
of.. as "Vodka, Vodka" (and yes, it is clearly where the New Seekers got
the tune for "The Carnival is Over") neatly moving on into a song
accompanied by a 12 string bandurria (Andalucian with a nearly but
not quite standard guitar tuning) .. all instruments with bs today.
LIZ reads some poems.. first a curiosity written by John Hegley called
"Gladly Bamboozled", and one of her own called "A Thousand Things
to See before You Die".
Next up is guitar work and singing from LEN REEDER… "Don't Look
Back in Anger" and a classic Neil Young number "I believe in you".
We have a ukelele player today.. but unusually it is HELEN ISLIP.. a
song she wrote herself called "Angela Flacton".. about an naughty
imaginary childhood friend. Then she switches to guitar and we are into
skiffle territory "Pick a bale of cotton" with the Fabclub choir in strong
voice. Great for a summer's afternoon.
"The ol' beggars bush" is PAUL BALLANTYNE's first number.. he
discovered it apparently when it was played on Stargate (and originally
written/performed by the Irish band Flogging Molly). Then a melodic
Lief Clayton song "If I can do it, so can you" - great words about not
taking the easy life but being true to yourself.
JOE MIGDAL treats us to "Romford Market".. sounds traditional but
the contents are very modern…and the soothing, melodic "Rip it up
On into the second half….
" ROCKIN' BOB - "The very thought of you" and "My desire "
" BERNARD & MAUREEN with some more jaunty tunes this time
" LIZ - with more John Hegley ("The Death of the Potatoes") and her
own "Oh my - haven't they changed"
" FOXON - with the John Sharples penned "My bottom is wide" and
The Drunkards Walk" with superfoxon beeraphone
Superlovely FaBclub raffle with yummy prizes and into the third half…
its now raining outside.. but we still have the sunshine inside:
" LEN REEDER does some covers of PP Arnold covers "To love
somebody" (written by Robin and Barry Gibb) and that great Cat
Stevens song "The first cut is the deepest"
" HELEN is back with "Homeward Bound" and "At Seventeen"
" PAUL performs one of Claudines's songs.. "Fortune Cookie" and the
rather different "The Vicar and the Frog" song
" JOE plays "Heading out" - appropriate for the festival season…
" And FOXON round off the afternoon with "Rue"
See you back here on 20th June…